MicroPasts: Crowd-sourcing

Help us gather high quality research data about our human history

You can assist existing research projects with tasks that need human intelligence, such as the accurate location of artefact findspots or photographed scenes, the identification of subject matter in historic archives, the masking of photos meant for 3D modelling, or the transcription of letters and catalogues. Other tasks might require on-location contributions by members of the public, such as submitting your own photographs of particular archaeological sites or objects. By contributing to a MicroPasts project you will:

  • Have a direct impact on research in archaeology, history and heritage
  • Help with tasks that computers cannot do
  • Develop skills that interest you
  • Produce results that will be open and freely usable

To start contributing, just choose one of our Featured Applications below or visit our full list of ongoing Applications.

New Forest Setley Plain POW Camp 65 Newspaper 01

New Forest National Park Authority transcription and translation app for German POW newsletters


Anglo-Saxon stone cross

Photo masking application


Rice and Population in Asia: Part 2

Help us gather rice agriculture statistics and census data from early 20th century Asia.


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